Thursday, November 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday " William Cullen Bryant"

Since most people I talk to just love Bryant Park, I thought it would be neat to see who it is actually
named for, William Cullen Bryant. Mr. Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. You can read a lovely biography of this interesting man HERE, which I found extraordinary. 

In 1884, Reservoir Square was renamed Bryant Park, to honor the New York Evening Post editor and abolitionist William Cullen Bryant. In 1899, the Reservoir structure was removed and construction of the New York Public Library building began.

My photo of the statue in Bryant Park to honor William Cullen Bryant 

Be sure to visit the park during the winter season for the Bank of America Winter Village.
It is one of my most faves during this time of year. 

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